Emily Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLP, February 21, 2017

The University of Florida, Continuing Medical Education and Department of Neurology, presents:

“Best Practice Guidelines for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bulbar Dysfunction in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”


Emily Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Co-Director, Swallowing Systems Core

Clinical Director, Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Presentation will be in lecture format with Q & A following.


Tuesday, February 21, 2016, 12:00pm-1:00pm

McKnight Brain Institute, DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current assessment and management techniques for bulbar dysfunction in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
  2. Describe sensitive clinical screening tools for swallowing dysfunction in neurologic patient populations
  3. Understand limitations of the clinical swallowing evaluation and describe the utility of an instrumental swallowing examination
  4. Describe experimental management techniques currently being investigated at U.F to prolong breathing, airway protection and swallowing function in neurodegenerative patient populations

Speaker Disclosure

Dr. Plowman has disclosed that she receives grant/research support from National Institutes of Health R01, R21, R01.  No one else in a position to control the content of this activity has any financial relationships to disclose.


The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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